Power management features enable machines to turn off or enter “sleep” mode after a predetermined period of inactivity, which uses much less energy than during full operation. Most electronic equipment manufactured in the last 10 years comes standard with these features. It is worth noting, however, that power management needs to be enabled in advance for it to work.
Enabling power management will cut down on energy consumption and lengthen the useful life of equipment. Computers, monitors, and other electronics will continue to run unless turned off or set to turn off after a predetermined amount of time. Depending on how often machines are left on and not fully used, power management has the potential to return significant energy and cost savings.
Learn how to save up to $50 per computer annually with power management.
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Local Service Providers / Consultants:
- Free consultation – J. Michael Walker, Beacon Consultants Network (a US EPA ENERGY STAR Technical Support Contractor), p: 617-921-8445, firstname.lastname@example.org
- User Guide to Power Management for PCs and Monitors
- Windows 7: Power Management
- Windows 8: Power Management Options
- Windows XP: Power Management
- Macs and Vista: Activate Power Management
- Top Ten Power Management Myths and Realities
In The News
- “Wal-Mart wants PCs to sleep earlier” Reuters, 12 Sept 2012.
- “Intel’s Smart Connect updates your laptap (and your tweets) while its sleeping” Venturebeat.com, 13 Sept 2012.
- “The top Green-IT organizations: Hard-wired to be green” (our own Nixon Peabody ranks #9), Computerworld.com, 24 October 2011